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Connamarians Celebrate International Podcast Day with Our Top 15 Picks

In honor of International Podcast Day, Connamarians wanted to share our recommendations for our favorite audios. From inspiring interviewers and dynamic conversationalists to informative and insightful updates on industry developments, these are our favorite downloads. 

Tech and Sofware Development

Terminal Velocity by Flylance: “Tune in for insightful discussions that uncover the latest trends, innovations, and ethical considerations in this rapidly evolving technology landscape.” Our COO, Mike Gatny, was a guest on Episode 6, where he spoke about the latest trends, innovations, and ethical considerations in this rapidly evolving technology landscape. Listen on Spotify or YouTube

Boxes and Lines: “In today’s equity markets, the devil’s in the details. This is a podcast for traders, asset managers, and anyone who wants to understand the machinations, politics, and incentive structures underpinning our shared markets. With irreverence and insight, IEX’s Ronan Ryan and John “JR” Ramsay hold court on market structure and best execution with Wall Street’s most savvy market practitioners, sharing their insiders’ view on how Wall Street really works. You’ll never trade the same way again.” Listen here.

Retro Time: “The Retro Time Podcast is all about retrospectives. Join your hosts, Derek Seibert and Jeremy Miller as they talk about software — from product design to software development to the soft skills you need to make it in the industry. Using their long careers to kick off the conversation, they’ll drop a few nuggets of wisdom each episode… 96.7% guaranteed.” Listen here. 

Developer Tea: “Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence. With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS.” Listen here.

CmdShiftLeft: “Command+Shift+Left is a podcast that helps you navigate the treacherous waters of the software development, ops, and security world, while also diving into the hot current trends in the industry. Join us, and embark on a journey through hilarious real-world stories, pro-tips, and hacks for navigating your way around developer security.” Listen here.

Soft Skills: “Soft Skills Engineering is a weekly advice podcast for software developers. The show’s hosts are experienced developers who answer your questions about topics like pay raises, hiring and firing developers, technical leadership, learning new technologies, quitting your job, getting promoted, code review etiquette, and much more.” Listen here.

Dev Interrupted: “Every week, podcast hosts Dan Lines and Conor Bronsdon invite expert guests from around the world to explore strategy and day-to-day topics ranging from developer experience, dev team metrics, and team culture to the tips and tricks that grow devs into leaders and startups into unicorns.” Listen here.

Finance and Business

Quan2m: “Perfect for ambitious self-starters, Quan2m aims to educate and inspire founders with actionable insights and inspiration by documenting his path in real-time. If you want transparent startup stories from the trenches, Quan2m offers a relatable resource for aspiring entrepreneurs.” Listen here, and catch Connamara founder & CEO, Jim Downs on a recent episode, “Coding the Finance of Today.” 

Chat with Traders: “Chat With Traders is your key to the minds of trading’s elite performers. Start listening to learn how a diverse mix of traders went from zero to hero, how they successfully trade markets today, and get their best tips ‘n pointers for profitable performance, plus much more.” Listen here.

Brokers, Bagmen, & Moles: “…takes a fresh look at the FBI’s most expensive undercover operation in history. Told through archival audio as well as new and exclusive interviews with the people who were there, this financial thriller features host and Entropy founder Anjay Nagpal investigating whether the Feds’ 1987 attempt at exposing widespread corruption at Chicago’s future exchanges was a huge success… or a massive failure. It all depends on who you ask.” Listen here

Bloomberg’s Masters in Business “Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing, and business.”  Listen here.

The John Lothian Daily Update “is a podcast turning the daily JLN hits and takes comments, our original content, and the stories and quips in the top box of First Read into a daily podcast.” Listen here

Career and Leadership

LeaderShifter Show: “Shani Magosky, a highly sought-after leadership consultant, executive coach, and author, is here to help with her insightful and fun podcast, The Leadershifter Show! This is where business strategy and culture finally meet, exploring shifts of all sorts that are required for your own, your team’s, and your organization’s success. Shani is not your typical boring leadership consultant, and she WILL help you get your SHIFT together!” Our founder & CEO, Jim Downs was a featured guest on Episode 39, “Lessons in SHIFTing gears from bootstrapped startup founder Jim Downs.” 

Humans of Fintech: “The podcast championing the stories of diverse leaders at the forefront of change in our industry. Hosted by Nicole Casperson, journalist and founder of the Fintech is Femme newsletter. This show shines a spotlight on those underrepresented fintech founders, zoning in on how they’re leading their companies and creating change.” Listen here

Work Party: “The new WorkParty podcast, hosted by Jaclyn Johnson, Founder of Create & Cultivate, is where we come every Wednesday for real talk with women entrepreneurs who are cutting their own path through the crowd and chaos. So if you want to know WTH is happening in their industries (and the world at-large) today, grab a drink and let’s get down to business.” Listen here. 

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